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Pandora is great on my system too

Postby donstafford » Sun Jan 24, 2010 6:01 pm

Pandora thru my 32" Vizio is just ok - but that's the TV, not the Roku or Pandora.

I have the (RCA) audio out connected to a SONY CMT-BX1 in my home office and it sounds GREAT!!

NO issues at all - even when while MOZY home backup is running or DROPBOX is syncing
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Postby djwilso » Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:01 pm

For me, Pandora sounds fantastic. Loud and clear.

I am using the HDMI connection to an A/V receiver.

The only thing I have noticed is that Pandora is noticeably louder than Amazon or Netflix movie audio. But there is no distortion.

One complaint about Pandora is that sometimes the starts and ends of songs get cut off by about a second, which can be annoying but not a showstopper.
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Postby donstafford » Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:16 pm

djwilso wrote:One complaint about Pandora is that sometimes the starts and ends of songs get cut off by about a second, which can be annoying but not a showstopper.


I've noticed that too. It seems to be more prevalent on my iPhone, but I doubt that.... it's probably just the particular tracks I hear on the iPhone versus the Roku.
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Postby Bron » Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:25 pm

dragonflyfaith wrote:Mine sounds great just on my SD tv.

Does anyone know if the 40 hour monthly limit applies to the Roku?


Don't think the limit applies. I left mine on for nearly 3 days once by accident. It was still going strong when I returned. ;)

My sound quality is great over my ZVOX speakers (analog audio). No issues.
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Re: I'm disappointed with Pandora!

Postby AmazinglySmooth » Sat Oct 08, 2011 10:11 am

I am using a Roku 2 now and finally checking out Pandora to see if I can dump my Sony BluRay player with Slacker. I notice a huge difference when I have 5.1 selected vs. Stereo using HDMI into a Pioneer Elite SC-05 receiver. Surprisingly, 5.1 on Roku2 sounds terrible compared to Slacker on the Sony. Stereo on Roku2 sounds better, but the Sony still sounds much better with Slacker. Looks like I won't be subscribing to Pandora.
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Re: I'm disappointed with Pandora!

Postby kc8pql » Sat Oct 08, 2011 12:34 pm

I don't think Pandora supplies 5.1 to Roku.
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Re: I'm disappointed with Pandora!

Postby pelicano » Tue May 26, 2015 10:37 am

I have the same problem about uneven audio signal levels
from the roku. I couldn't find a solution to control the signal
level from the roku, but I was able to alleviate the problem
a bit by going to the control menu on the tv itself, setting
the audio mode to "custom", then finding the audio equalizer
bars and set them all close to the lowest settings they can go.
However, on the bad side of the coin, it has made the non-roku
tv audio too low to hear. I always will have to
switch the 'custom" setting on and off when switching from
regular tv to the roku.
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Re: I'm disappointed with Pandora!

Postby mike_ekim » Tue May 26, 2015 10:48 am

Pandora on my Roku 3 sounds great. Roku-->HDMI-->TV-->digital coax-->AVR-->3.1

The only downsides are (1) running my TV for Pandora, hooking something up to the AVR and then casting Pandora would make more sense. If I cared enough, and (2) the Pandora app sucks, I can't add tracks to a station or use a lot of other features. I guess it's good in a pinch.
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Re: I'm disappointed with Pandora!

Postby gkl » Tue May 26, 2015 11:35 am

mike_ekim wrote:Pandora on my Roku 3 sounds great. Roku-->HDMI-->TV-->digital coax-->AVR-->3.1

The only downsides are (1) running my TV for Pandora, hooking something up to the AVR and then casting Pandora would make more sense. If I cared enough, and (2) the Pandora app sucks, I can't add tracks to a station or use a lot of other features. I guess it's good in a pinch.


I'm fine with Pandora on Roku. Spotify, on the other hand, stinks on Roku. They haven't updated the Roku channel is more than two years.
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